Appalachian Children's Literature: An Annotated Bibliography by Roberta T. Herrin

By Roberta T. Herrin

This entire bibliography comprises books written approximately or set in Appalachia from the 18th century to the current. Titles characterize the full sector as outlined by way of the Appalachian neighborhood fee, together with parts of thirteen states stretching from southern manhattan to northern Mississippi. The bibliography is prepared in alphabetical order through writer, and every name is observed via an annotation, so much of which come with composite reports and demanding analyses of the paintings. All vintage genres of kid's literature are represented.

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Described as a book that “offers no new materials or interpretations,” this title should be purchased by libraries only if they hold no Keller biographies in their collections, in which case, this will serve as a “smoothly-told, informative account of her life” (School Library Journal, Sept. 15, 1967). Bildner, Phil Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy, illus. by C. F. Payne. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002. K–3 Joseph Jefferson Jackson earned the nickname of “Shoeless Joe” when he played a baseball game in his stocking feet.

By John Gilbert. Huntsville, AL: Writers Consortium, 1989. D. In 1944 Dr. Dykes joined the faculty of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, where she chaired the English Department. Bauer, Jennifer A. Wildlife, Wildflowers, and Wild Activities: Exploring Southern Appalachia, illus. by Janet Brown. Johnson City, TN: Overmountain, 2006. 4–6 Includes suggested activities to promote exploration and study of Southern Appalachian flora and fauna. Illustrated in part with photographs by Ken Murray and Jerry Nagel.

Daddy Reed attributes more importance to work and a realistic view of life than to pets. A predictable plot ensues, wherein the family and the teacher “contrive” to change the father’s mind. “Although the story presents friendly rural folk and a beautiful country background it is not as convincing as the author’s earlier book, Mountain Boy” (New York Times Book Review, Jan. 13, 1952). Beller, Susan Provost Cadets at War: The True Story of Teenage Heroism at the Battle of New Market, illus. with photographs.

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